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.intended by Hamilton (fid. Penny Cyclopaedia) to have been applied to this plant.
"WaHich's B. $etiolarist mss., has membranaceous leaves, and exactly resembles B.
umbellata> except in having a long style.
7. micrantha. This retains its leaves in the. moist forests of Sikkim throughout a
great part of the year, and is probably perfectly evergreen in many places. In
Sikkim specimens the leaves are concolorous below, but they are glaucous in some of
"Wallioh's from Nipal, and in some of Griffith's Bhotan ones. One of Wallich's spe-
cimens entirely resembles the 'Botanical Register* plate of JB. Chitria, except in the
smaller flowers, which are less corymbose. In some Sikkim specimens the leaves are
not an inch long, and are nearly entire; in Nepal ones three inches long, and grossly
spinnlose. Small states of this are not distinguishable except by the fruit from
var. Cretica of B. vvtgaris, and others in all respects resemble forms of B. Lycium,
4.  B. umbellata (Wall. Cat. sub 1475 !); ramulis gracilibus vir-
gatis, foliis plerumque deciduis obovatis submembranaceis varie spinu-
loso-serratis in petiolum angustatis subtus glaucis concoloribusve, Jpedun-
culo elongato, floribus paucis longe pedicellatis pendulis subumbellalis,
baccis obiongis, stigmate snbsessili discoidco.J)on9 Syst. Gard. i. 116.
B. aristata, Bot. May. t. 2540 ; WalL Oaf,. 1474 ! ex part*.
HAB. In Himalaya teuapcrata et subalpina, alt. 9-11,000 pcd.: Bbo-
tan, Griffith! Sikkim, in vallibus iutcrioribus! Nopal, Wall*! Kumaon
et Garhwal, Sir. et Wwt.!($\. vere.) (v..)
Frutex virgatas, 8~10-pedalis, ramis gracilibiis sparse foliosis. Jfyfia -2 unc.
longa; vix coriacea. Mores et fructus J?. vulg<tri&t sed inflorescentia diversa. Bacca
Intermediate in many respects between B. mlgari* and 7?, ariffata, and possibly
only a variety of B. vufgaris. It is a slender-branched plant, 8-10 feet high) with
scattered obovate leaves, hardly glnncous and sparingly toothed. It it> not un-
common in the interior vnlleys of Sikkim, where it perfectly resembles the #. vul-
f/uns in habit.
"We have found it quite impossible to give any satisfactory references to Wallich's
Herbarium in the case of the species of Berberis. Specimens of this occur under
B, ai-isttfta and B. anyuhsa, and .these names, together with those of B. uwbettata
aud B,$etiol&ri&t have been used almost indiscriminately for the different forms of
the species we retain as B. aristata, umltftUcda^ and angvlosa, and hnve been distri-
buted with them to the Linnean Society's and other Herbaria. The * Botanical
Magazine* jiate of B. aristata (2549) well represents Wallich's and our umbellate.
5.  B. Asiatica (lloxb. in DC. Syst. ii. 13); cortice paliido, spinis
niediocribus parvisve foliis multoties brevioribus, foliis duris laounpso-
reticulatis orbiculatis obovatis obovato-lanceolatisve grosfje sinuato-
spinosis inlegerrimisve subtus glaucis, pediceDis dense con,fertis v, in
raceraum dispositis, ovniio lagcnaeformi, stylo suhelongato, baccis ovoi-
dds stylo distiucto.DC. Prodr. 1107 ; Jtowb. Mor. Ind. ii. 12; JD-
U&. Ji?, SeL ii. t. 1; Wall. Oat. 1477 ! (excL syn, B. tinctorise).   B.
h^poleucdn Lindl. Hort. JSoc. Joum. ii. 246 ! cum ic. xgl.
HAB, 1*1 Himalayse vaflibus extcrioribus siccis: Bliotan, Griffith!
Nipal, WaU! Kumaon et Garhwal, alt. 3-7500 peel! Afghanistan,
GriffJ inonte Parasnath prov. Bahar, alt. 3500 pcd., Jfidgewortk!
(Fl. Feb. Mar.) (?, t?.)
' Fruiex rpbastus, S-G-pedalis., c busi ramosuB, ramis rlgidis crassis ssepius tor-
'             Spi*a pro genere parvaj, 3-5-crurcs. Folio, breve petiolata, subconferte,